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Notable Historical Events for April 19th

1933FDR announces US will leave gold standard

1991Evander Holyfield beats George Foreman in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1986Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1934Shirley Temple appears in her 1st movie, "Stand Up & Cheer"

1770British explorer Captain James Cook 1st sights Australia

1932President Herbert Hoover suggests 5 day work week

1782John Adams secures Dutch Republic's recognition of the United States as an independent government and house he purchased in The Hague, Netherlands became first American embassy.

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational

2005Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger elected Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of the Papal conclave.

1981Beth Daniel wins LPGA Florida Lady Citrus Golf

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Notable Birthdays on April 19th

1979Kate Hudson, Los Angeles, California, American actress (Almost Famous, You, Me and Dupree)

1883Getulio Vargas, President of Brazil (1930-45, 1951-54), modernizer

1981Hayden Christensen, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadian actor (Sam-Life as a House, Star Wars)

1962Al Unser Jr, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)

1987Maria Sharapova, Russian tennis player

1935Dudley Moore, London England, actor (10, Arthur, Bedazzled, 6 Weeks)

April 19th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 19th

1956US actress Grace Kelly marries Monaco's Prince Rainier III (in Church)

1997Actor Chris O'Donnell (26) weds high school sweetheart Caroline Fentress (24)

April 19th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 19th

1882Charles Robert Darwin, naturalist (Origin of Species), dies at 73

1967Konrad Adenauer, West Germany chancellor (1949-63), dies at 91

April 19th Deaths
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